How Do Lobsters Grow?

House assemblies this week have been on the theme of growth and our Principal Jacqueline Hughes-Williams explores how change can be good for us.

The assemblies began with an amusing short video called How do Lobsters Grow? which explains that the soft-bodied creature inside the shell becomes uncomfortable as it literally…

Stress Awareness Month

In preparation for Stress Awareness Month, Our Well Being Practitioner Monica Troughton has recently presented assemblies which included a short meditation, on how the words we use can change how we deal with the strains of everyday life.

Here she gives her thoughts…

60th Anniversary Celebrations - Uniform Update

I thought it would be timely to outline our plans for a change to the school tie and badge from September 2018.  As part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations and following consultation with key groups at school, we will be issuing all students who will be returning to our main school to Years 8 to 11 with a new look, house specific school tie free of charge. 

These ties will be issued towards…

Students Sing at the Royal Albert Hall

Students from schools from across Solihull and beyond, including Heart of England took part in an amazing choir event at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 26 March.  Armonico Consort and AC Academy worked with over 2000 students who sang their hearts out at…

Presentation to Students by Dr David Landsman OBE

On Tuesday morning we were pleased to welcome the Director of Tata Europe to Heart of England when he addressed a group of Year 9 and 10 Technology students and Year 12 and 13 Business students.

Dr David Landsman OBE began by giving a brief overview of Tata and the products and business they…

Car Designer Ian Callum Visits School

Last Friday we had a visit from Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design who gave an inspirational presentation to Key Stage 3 students about the design process, his philosophy of design and how to forge a career in design. 

Ian spoke about his design journey, outlining his education from design schools…

Painting for Peace

For the past 30 years, the Lions Clubs International have been running an International Peace Poster contest in local schools and young people’s groups.  This year, Heart of England are proud to announce that one of our students has come third in the national…

Mass Orchestra Turns Up the Volume!

Students from Heart of England School, along with children from other Solihull schools recently gave a performance which delighted the audience at the Warwick Arts Centre.

A mass orchestra, Orchestra of Solihull Schools in Concert (OSoSiC) made up of over 200 young people, provided the entertainment, which for the first time included…

Prefects’ Ties

At a series of Success Assemblies given by Lead House Tutors, students have been given awards and recognition for their achievements and prefects have been awarded newly designed ties.

Each of our four Houses, Apollo, Phoenix, Pioneer and Voyager award House Points to individuals who do well, who regularly put into practice our school’s core values or who represent their house in…


Following the incredible success of the OSoSic event which saw students from across the borough performing at Symphony Hall, Heart of England School are taking part in OSoSic II, when they will be working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and our partner the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


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